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About the Course

Around the world, we find ourselves facing global epidemics of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and other predominantly diet-related diseases. To address these public health crises, we urgently need to explore innovative strategies for promoting healthful eating. There is strong evidence that global increases in the consumption of heavily processed foods, coupled with cultural shifts away from the preparation of food in the home, have contributed to high rates of preventable, chronic disease. In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need to begin optimizing the way they eat. This course will shift the focus away from reductionist discussions about nutrients and move, instead, towards practical discussions about real food and the environment in which we consume it. By the end of this course, learners should have the tools they need to distinguish between foods that will support their health and those that threaten it. In addition, we will present a compelling rationale for a return to simple home cooking, an integral part of our efforts to live longer, healthier lives. View the trailer for the course here:

Top reviews


Jun 21, 2018

It was an amazing course that allowed for me to be much more conscious of what I was eating and pushed me to strive to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Overall, it was very entertaining and informative!


Sep 30, 2016

Extremely interesting course. I feel the material and videos were very easy to absorb and understand. I certainly would recommend this to anyone with an interest in food and how it affects our health.

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By Somya s

Jul 7, 2019

It was an amazing course. I learnt a lot many things. Thanks to the amazing team.

By duygu

Oct 3, 2018

I really enjoyed the course .It is very easy to follow and understand . Thank you

By Xiomara O

Oct 19, 2017

Great course, I believe all individual should have at least this basic knowledge.

By De P B

Aug 31, 2017

I've learned a lot in this course and i'm very glad with it..

Thank you so much...

By Kelly Z

Feb 26, 2017

very practical knowledge with clear and concise suggestion and advice. Thank you.

By Taylor A

Aug 29, 2016

Great beginner course to kickstart knowledge to start a healthy eating lifestyle!


Aug 18, 2016

Highly informative and educating course.

Sushma Batra

By Ernest K

Aug 17, 2016

Great course. Everyone should participate to improve one's quality of life.


By Olga V

Jun 26, 2016

excellent course. I love the recipes and cannot wait to make them for ny Family.

By Mohammad A A

May 4, 2016

Interesting course, talked about the food we eat and how to have a balanced diet.

By Chloé C

Apr 24, 2016

Brilliant, enjoyable to watch, informative, interesting and practical. WELL DONE!

By Kimberly A S

Mar 4, 2016

Easy to follow. A great deal of information in a short period of time! Excellent.

By Hadia m

Jun 22, 2022

It was really good. I got to know about many new things. Thanks for this course.

By Lindsay J

May 20, 2022

​Very informative, helpful, and well taught. Everyone needs to take this course!

By Roxann S

Feb 24, 2022

Great Introduction course. Wish they would teach this as a standard in schools.

By Tan S Y J

Aug 19, 2021

The course has been very informative and I am able to apply the knowledge daily.

By Rocio O

Jun 30, 2021

A very interesting course where we can learn more than just to eat healthy foods

By Adesokan G

Dec 29, 2020

I'm glad I was opportune to be under this lecture. This course is an eye opener.

By Preethi A

Oct 31, 2020

Very useful and easier course for every one .I have enjoyed a lot while studying

By Храмова В В

Sep 25, 2020

Very simply presented information about a conscious attitude to proper nutrition

By Songül Y

Sep 21, 2020

I have very enjoyed this training, simple to understand, targets the essential !

By Jasmine J R

Sep 20, 2020

I truly enjoyed this course. I learned so much and the professor was very clear.

By Anna B B P

Aug 27, 2020

Interesting course. A course everyone should take to have a healthier lifestyle.

By Andressa V R C

Jul 30, 2020